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Up 10.6% over the first six months of 2019, the French luxury real estate market grew 10 times faster than the traditional market.   Although the sun has been shining on the French real estate market over the past three years, the luxury market is where things are truly heating up. Over the first 6 […]

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One million transactions are expected to take place this year. Prices, which continue to soar in Paris, differ greatly from one region to another, while particularly low rates encourage property investment. With interest rates getting lower and lower and prices on a steady incline, the stars are still aligned for the French real estate market, […]

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As of July 1st, the reintroduction of rent caps has taken effect in an attempt to curb the increased cost of living in the capital.   As in other major European cities, real estate prices in Paris are on the up and up.  It is estimated that the price of rent in Paris has increased […]

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Parisians are lucky enough to stumble upon some real wonders as they make their way around town every day: almost every corner of the street holds its own unique treasures, special to different people in different ways.  It is more difficult, on the other hand, for these same residents to discover what lies beneath their […]

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It’s not news that property prices in Paris are on the rise, with the average price per square meter in more than half of Paris’s 20 arrondissements exceeding €10,000.  It is interesting to note, however, that price disparities exist between the small boroughs located within each arrondissement.  In this article, we head north to Paris’s […]

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A non-profit organization has ranked the world’s most eco-friendly cities.  Out of 630, only 43 were well-rated.  Several European cities figure in the ranking, including Paris.   The CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), a non-profit organization, has ranked those cities most implicated in the fight against global climate change.  630 cities were analyzed, while only 43 […]

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Late summer though fall is the perfect time to cross the périphérique and take advantage of moderate temperatures with a relaxing day hike in any one of Île-de-France’s regional parks.  Thanks to randonavigo.fr, the team at Le Bonbon has scouted out 5 hikes, all within Grand Paris and all accessible via Paris public transportation, that […]

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It’s not news that property prices in Paris are on the rise, with the average price per square meter in more than half of Paris’ 20 arrondissements exceeding €10,000.  It is interesting to note, however, that price disparities exist between the small boroughs located within each arrondissement.  In this article, we zoom in on the 10th, 11th, […]

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Borrowing rates continue drop in France.  The latest May figures show an average mortgage rate of 1.29% for loans of all durations.  This beats the previous record, 1.33%, set in 2016.   The French have never before been able to rent for so little.  At an average of 1.29%, all maturities combined, “interest rates on […]

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On June 25th, the City of Paris unveiled 20 ways that it will use the Olympic and Paralympic Games to benefit Parisian residents, reflecting the city’s ambition to create a more egalitarian, sustainable, beautiful, civically-engaged, and sports-focused city by 2024.  This action plan also demonstrates the city’s ongoing commitment to prioritizing the long-term effects of […]

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